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§ The Financial Times visits Stan Lee:
The first thing that catches the eye when walking into Stan Lee’s Beverly Hills office is the life-size Spider-Man mannequin crouching in the corner, apparently ready to jump out of the window and scale the wall outside.
The 86-year-old Mr Lee, whose comic-book conceptions include Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk, looks similarly sprightly, leaping out of his seat to shake hands. With his tinted glasses and debonair moustache he fits the mould of a Hollywood jet-setter.
Factor in The Spirit’s voiceover referring to Central City, his city, as a woman that needs him, referred to alternately as his lover and, yup, his mother. The Spirit says he loves women, and I’m sure Frank Miller does too, but then why in this movie is embracing a woman equated with embracing death, and a mother is equated with a couple of garbage cans in an alley? Although Miller offers up his props to Sergio Leone in The Octopus’s absurd sombrero in the opening (and the plaintive harmonica near the closing), the parts of The Spirit I enjoyed most–and were disturbed by the most–were when the movie played like Fellini’s 8½ done as an episode of the Batman TV show.
§ Ed Brubaker is a busy man these days, with INCOGNITO hitting, and a Brubaker-penned online film, ANGEL OF DEATH, in the works. Geoff Boucher catches up with the deeds of the Brub:
I met Brubaker for the first time a few weeks back on the set of “Angel of Death,” the White Rock Lake Productions project that is going to be very interesting to watch. It’s planned as a series of live-action, episodic shorts for Crackle, the Sony online video destination. And from what I saw on the set I think it’s going to acclerate the already considerable Hollywood interest in Brubaker, who wrote the screenplay and is best known in the comics world for the gritty street tales of “Criminal” and smart superhero fare such as his work on “Daredevil” and “Captain America.”
§ J. Caleb Mozzocco analyzes the works of Sara Varon.
§ Via Warren Ellis: A second line of Paul Pope designs for DKNY are on the way, and this time it’s got sneakers!